I love Jenny's fast paced and witty dialogue, but something rubbed me the wrong way about this book. I know that this is a work of fiction and people are flawed and make mistakes, yadda yadda, but...I get really irritated when grown ups make poor decisions when kids are involved. The husband is sleeping around and she bones her highschool sweetheart too soon I thought. I like to be courted by an author. I like to establish a relationship with a stories characters. This felt too rushed. Not Crusie's usual good read.
For all of you Janet Evanovich fans, this is a book for you! Cruisie's style of writing in this book is reminiscent of Janet Evanovich, though not quite as edgy.
It was a nice romantic story with a little page-turning mystery thrown in. Light and simple and perfect for a day of relaxation.
Tell Me Lies is the story of Maddie Faraday who, during the course of a clean-out of her husband, Brent's, car, finds a pair of black, crotchless underwear under the seat - and they are not hers! But that situation turns out to be the least of Maddie's problems - throw in an 8-year-old daughter who notices something awry with her parents, as well as two nosy neighbors, a best friend who has a big secret of her own, and gorgeous C.L. Sturgis, the boy who took her virginity 20 years before, back in town trying to get some answers. Oh, and then there's that pesky little murder that really sends Maddie over the edge....
This is a funny story about a marriage gone wrong in the middle of a small town that sees everything. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to finally reading the rest of my Jennifer Crusie collection. If you are looking for something light, yet page-turning, I suggest Tell Me Lies with two thumbs up - and that ain't no lie!
funny, sexy, suspensful novel about small-town secrets, big-time betrayals and the redemptive power of love, laughter and chocolate brownies.
Crusie's patented hot-romance scenes are complicated here by a soon-to-be-ex husband and a vulnerable 8-year-old child. The underlying plot is a bit convoluted, but when the ride is this much fun, who cares?
If you think small-town life can be boring--think again. There are complex social rules: there are certain people with whom you fraternize and those you don't, and, of course, there is the all-powerful gossip. Everyone knows everything about everyone else. Don't they? That's what Maddie Farraday thinks until she finds a pair of black crotchless panties in her husband's car that don't belong to her. That's it; Maddie's had it. She's ready for change, and the first thing she's going to do is divorce her no-good, philandering husband Brent. But then everything goes haywire: Brent turns up dead, Maddie's daughter wants a dog, her best friend is suddenly acting very strange, and Maddie's secret boyhood crush, bad boy C. L. Sturgis, arrives in town after a 20-year hiatus--and he's as sexy as ever. You may laugh out loud at the wild and crazy antics in Jennifer Crusie's exceptional novel, but you'll exclaim with delight over the sizzling, dynamic, passionate affair between Maddie and her first love.